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Naval and Oceanic Engineering

Naval and Oceanic Engineering

MSc - Master Degree
IST Técnico Lisboa
Time period 
Day time
Data de Acreditação A3ES 
Prazo de Acreditação A3ES 
6 anos
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Number 
R/A-Ef 2168/2011 -
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Registration Date 



Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering is fundamentally based on the design, construction and management of the operation of systems intended for the exploration of the sea, in its aspects of maritime transport, a source of living and mineral resources and also as a place for sport and leisure. As such, a naval engineer will be able to work in the design, construction, maintenance and management of all types of ships, vessels and floating structures.


The main purpose of master’s programme in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering is to provide students with specialised training for designing, building, maintaining and managing all types of vehicles that use the sea and inner waters as a means of transportation or for leisure activities, as well as fixed and floating structures for resource exploration (oil and gas, offshore wind energy, wave energy and aquaculture).

Other main areas include planning and managing ship and port operations that arise from the integration of sea transport in the multimodal transport and in logistic chains, plus designing and maintaining subsea systems.

This level of training is considered necessary to fully exercise the profession of Naval Architect and Ocean Engineering according to the levels of qualification required by the Portuguese Association of Engineers (Ordem dos Engenheiros).

The curricular programme of the master’s programme in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering consists of a common profile and three alternative profiles of specialization in:
• Ship Design and Shipbuilding
• Maritime Transportation and Ports
• Ocean Systems
• Regardless of the profile of specialisation chosen, the cycle of studies provides a balance between specialised training provided by 3 specific Course Units in each of the three profiles, and generic training in the scientific area of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, provided by a set of common profile Course Units.

Career prospects 
Técnico’s Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineers can work in shipyards for shipbuilding or ship repair, expert and inspection companies, state bodies linked to activities in the sea, maritime transport, naval industry and energy. They can also work for shipowners in commercial and fishing navies, in ship classification societies or in other inspection and certification companies. Among the activities they can develop, the following stand out: • Design, maintenance and management of all types of ships and vessels; • Inspection and inspection of ships and vessels; • Development and management of floating structures and platforms; • Administration of ports; • Research and development (R&D); • Marketing of products and equipment related to boats; • Consulting and leadership, leadership and management functions; • Professional training and education.
National Admission Exams 
Only the students that meet the requirements below may apply for a 2nd cycle of IST or to a 2nd cycle of na IST Integrated MSC Programme: - those who have concluded a 1st cycle degree programme, or a 1st cycle of an Integrated MSc Programme, which do not have scientific consistency with the 2nd cycle for which they apply; - those who hold a 1st cycle degree in the area of Science and Technology (except for the 2nd cycle in Architecture which presupposes a 1st cycle programme in Architecture); - those who have a school, scientific or professional background, certifying their capacity to carry out a MSc for which they apply.
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